Private Cloud certification
Solutions Expert

The globally recognized standard for IT professionals
Prove your expertise in managing and implementing Microsoft private cloud computing technologies. With Windows Server and System Center, you will build your Microsoft private cloud solution to optimize IT service delivery and gain the automation and flexibility you need for your IT infrastructure, now and in the future
Earning an MCSE: Private Cloud certification will qualify you for such jobs as server administrator, systems programmer, and network manager.
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Step Title Optional training Required exam
1. Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 410 410
2. Administering Windows Server 2012 411 411
3. Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
After successfully completing steps 1-3, you'll earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate
(MCSA): Windows Server 2012 certification.
412 412
4. Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 10750 246
5. Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 10751 247

If you didn’t earn your MCSE: Private Cloud certification prior to February 1, 2013, Exam 659 won’t count as credit toward this certification.
If you’re already certified as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator or MCITP: Server Administrator, you only need to complete steps 4 and 5 above to earn your Private Cloud certification.

This MCSE certification requires you to show continued ability to perform in your chosen solution area by completing a recertification exam every three years.